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Re: Clarification regarding PHP License and DFSG status

Pierre wrote:
> Rasmus just commited the PHP License 3.01
> http://cvs.php.net/co.php/php-src/LICENSE?r=1.24
> I think the problems are solved in this new version.
> Please review it and let us know that everything is fine. It was a pain
> to get that changed but it is done.

[Cc'd to Pierre because I'm not sure who "us" is here.]

Sorry, I've reviewed it and everything is not fine. The change seems
extremely minor. It still seems to require people to lie about the
derivation of their software and is seeking to use copyright to make
a "super-trademark," if the PHP License is used for things not
authored by the PHP Group (like much of PEAR?).

Further, the super-trademark clause 4 seems to contradict itself: PHP
may not appear in names, but one can call software "Thing for PHP".

This licence still lets PHP follow DFSG, but seems inappropriate for
other software.

My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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